New Board or Not

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  • #323753
     t8 
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    I have raised the possibility of creating a new forum for a number of reasons. One reason I have brought this up is that the technology is old and newer packages have more features, like viewing a list of posts from each user among many others.

    Yesterday, I tried to embed a YouTube video and discovered that I cannot do this because YouTube do not offer the old embed code anymore. To me, posting videos is quite important as I learn things so much more when presented in that format. Although, you can of course link to a video.

    In time I would like to try and migrate this Board to a newer Board Package such as the one I have already got working here. However, this may turn out to be impossible or too difficult, or even too time consuming. The way forward that I can see is to migrate to a Board called phpBB, and then migrate that to WordPress. A two stage process with no guarantees.

    If I was able to do it, my idea is to still keep the old one as an archive, but have the new one for posting which would contain all the old posts as well.

    But I would like you to vote on which option you think would be best if I was unable to migrate this Board to a newer platform.

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     2besee 
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    I would say #1 or #2 but not #3.
    That is my two cents.

    #323764
     mikeboll64 
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    I voted #1.  But then, I'm a creature of habit, and also don't have a clue about the things you mentioned in the OP.  :)

    I will defer to your judgment on the matter.  If you believe a new board will offer enough better features to make it worthwhile for the work you will have to do, then do it.

    But if you do it, I can't see how keeping this site for archives will be necessary, since you said we'd be able to access the same old posts on the new site.

    #323766
     2besee 
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    I like the layout of this board, I would say it is one of the best i have seen. However the features of phpBB or other modern boards is being able to find your own posts and also to look up other users posts, and also administration wise to be able to limit editing to a certain amount of time per poster, and also (often) the ability to add someone as a 'foe' to your user profile and so their posts don't show up for you when logged in (which can be a good thing if somebody is bugging you).

    But I see nothing wrong with this board.

    Would it cost you extra to have this as an archive only?

    #323768
     terraricca 
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    i have no objection to go for new one and better ;

    but I would like to see if possible to have a section to be limited to certain members to discuss deeper truth and not be overwhelmed by elementary or religious comments ,but yet can be viewed by all ,

    this is all of my 3 cents

    #323769
     terraricca 
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    t8

    I like your dog; his he smilling ???

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     942767 
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    Hi t8:

    You say newer has more features, and so, my vote is for the newer.

    Love in Christ,
    Marty

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     2besee 
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    Yes I vote as Marty said.

    #323773
     Lightenup 
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    I vote for #2.

    #323774
     Lightenup 
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    Quote (terraricca @ Dec. 08 2012,18:10)
    i have no objection to go for new one and better ;

    but I would like to see if possible to have a section to be limited to certain members to discuss deeper truth and not be overwhelmed by elementary or religious  comments ,but yet can be viewed by all ,

    this is all of my 3 cents


    Pierre,
    Why don't you consider just going ahead and setting up a thread in the discussion section right here on the board we already have and invite only the ones that you want to discuss with and mention that all other members that post there will have their posts deleted. There will be times when others accidentally post but those posts can be deleted. I do this every once in a while and it really helps the thread to stay on topic or whatever the parameters are.

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     terraricca 
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    Quote (Lightenup @ Dec. 09 2012,06:32)

    Quote (terraricca @ Dec. 08 2012,18:10)
    i have no objection to go for new one and better ;

    but I would like to see if possible to have a section to be limited to certain members to discuss deeper truth and not be overwhelmed by elementary or religious  comments ,but yet can be viewed by all ,

    this is all of my 3 cents


    Pierre,
    Why don't you consider just going ahead and setting up a thread in the discussion section right here on the board we already have and invite only the ones that you want to discuss with and mention that all other members that post there will have their posts deleted. There will be times when others accidentally post but those posts can be deleted. I do this every once in a while and it really helps the thread to stay on topic or whatever the parameters are.


    Kathi

    that is not what I looking for, because of the amount of topics that would be considered to discussed ,wen we go in spiritual things we can not push one thing away or ignore it ,all the scriptures have to be included so that truth can be seen through scriptures and not through some one's mind

    #323795
     Lightenup 
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    Pierre,
    There isn't a limit to the threads you can make here just for you and your cohorts. Have at it. I predict a short life to them or that they become a second grade gossip column about other members here. Why don't you test it out.

    #323804
     terraricca 
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    Quote (Lightenup @ Dec. 09 2012,07:53)
    Pierre,
    There isn't a limit to the threads you can make here just for you and your cohorts. Have at it. I predict a short life to them or that they become a second grade gossip column about other members here. Why don't you test it out.


    Kathi

    do you really believe I do not know that ??? and that is why I would it have restricted by unbelievers in the truth of all scriptures ,

    so that the mockery of the others would not be used as an interruption but ignored by us in that topic, just has Jesus walk away from those who did not want to believe in him ,that simple,

    this is not a challenge Kathi ,but a true spiritual exchange between mature believers and taking in account the entire scriptures, and taken it to the next level ,

    scriptures have not been written for men to fight but to learn and increasing in the wisdom of God ,

    prophesies are not made for men to show off against each other like most do in that topic, they all have their own opinion, convictions of what they know to be true ,but not the truth of God ,,their personal truth strongly based on their own feelings ,

    and so it is with many other topics most elementary stuff ,basics things that most people can understand by just reading the scriptures with some good attention,

    so yes it would not work the way you plan it ,so I would not do that .

    #323805
     Lightenup 
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    Well Pierre, make a thread that is a closed discussion between you and whom you consider 'mature believers' and test it on one topic to see if you like it and accomplish with it what you want. If it works, then make as many others in the same 'closed' manner for other topics that you want to talk about. There doesn't have to be a whole new board for you to have what you are desiring. Bo and I have been having a closed discussion for a while now.

    #323807
     terraricca 
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    Quote (Lightenup @ Dec. 09 2012,08:48)
    Well Pierre, make a thread that is a closed discussion between you and whom you consider 'mature believers' and test it on one topic to see if you like it and accomplish with it what you want. If it works, then make as many others in the same 'closed' manner for other topics that you want to talk about. There doesn't have to be a whole new board for you to have what you are desiring. Bo and I have been having a closed discussion for a while now.


    well ,well, well ,it will not work

    #323809
     Lightenup 
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    t8, do you think what I have suggested to Pierre in the above post will work for what he wants as far as a place where he can discuss with only certain people?

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     Ed J 
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    Quote (t8 @ Dec. 09 2012,08:24)

    Yesterday, I tried to embed a YouTube video and discovered that I cannot do this because YouTube do not offer the old embed code anymore.
    To me, posting videos is quite important as I learn things so much more when presented in that format. Although, you can of course link to a video.

    If I was able to do it, my idea is to still keep the old one as an archive, but have the new one for posting which would contain all the old posts as well.


    Hi T8,

    I want to change my vote from #1 after reading these points in your post.
    Combining them both into the new formatting seems to be the best solution.

    Do the old threads become automatically disabled in the new formatting?

    God bless
    Ed J (Joshua 22:34)
    http://www.holycitybiblecode.org

    #323898
     seekingtruth 
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    T8,
    I would like the newer features I've seen, especially search features, but whatever works best for you.

    Wm

    #323899
     Ed J 
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    Hi T8,

    Also can the data in my PM storage box be accessed in the new formatting?

    God bless
    Ed J (Joshua 22:34)
    http://www.holycitybiblecode.org

    #323904
     t8 
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    Ed J, I can't change anyone's vote. But I will take a mental note of it when assessing which way the votes go.

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